6" Rubber Plant

6" Rubber Plant

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Ficus elastica, also known as a rubber plant, is an odd-looking plant from the tropics of Southeast Asia with huge, soft leaves and an exotic name. 

Size - 6"

Houseplants are restocked weekly at Petal & Stem! Our Houseplant section of the website is for your reference and to let you know the variety of houseplants we can get in stock. If you would like to order this specific plant, please contact the store and we will get it ordered for you!

Care Instructions

Light

F. elastica requires bright, filtered light and can tolerate morning sun. Plants that are kept too dark will become leggy, lose their lower leaves, and the color will become dull instead of glossy and vibrant.

Soil

As for soil, any good, fast-draining potting soil will likely do.

Water

Water frequently. This plant needs to be kept steadily moist. It is vulnerable to excessive dryness.

Fertilizer 

Feed the plant a weak liquid fertilizer throughout the growing season. They are relatively heavy feeders when healthy.

Potting and Repotting

This ficus grows fairly quickly under good conditions and will need to be repotted every year until the plant reaches its desired size. Larger plants can be difficult to repot, so if you cannot move the container, scrape off a few inches of potting media and replace it with new potting soil. Some experts recommend only lightly fertilizing indoor plants to prevent stretching and plants becoming root-bound because they grow too fast.

Houseplants are one of our favorite areas of Petal & Stem! If you're interested in a new houseplant for your home, or as a gift, here a few ways to order:
  1. Stop in store and see what we have available!
  2. Call Michelle at 308.497.2292 to order a specific plant that you have found on the website. 
  3. E-mail Michelle at michelle@shoppetalandstem.com

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